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CBS
Nov 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
the end is in sight. >> reporter: president obama is bringing out star power for some of his final campaign events. pop singer katie parry helped rally his supporters in wisconsin. the president hit four swing states saturday telling voters he's kept the promises he's made. >> when i said i would end the war in iraq, i ended it. when i said i would end don't ask don't tell, i ended it. >> today our businesses have created 5.5 million new jobs. >> reporter: mitt romney disagrees. >> you're going to have another debt schooling and there's going -- ceiling and there's going to be a question of a government shutdown or defrom the. dew point that. >> reporter: romney traveled to three swing states. the race is in a dead heat. in a new ad the republican nominee is challenging the president's remarks that quote, voting the best revenge. >> let me tell you, vote for love of country. >> reporter: the war of words is likely to continue through election day as the candidates fight for those remaining undecided voters who could swing the outcome. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsid
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
police are asking anyone with any information to please call them. >>> president obama says he will look out for the middle class when he talks with congress on deficit reduction and the budget. >> now, i'm open to compromise and new ideas. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. congress should permanently extend the middle class tax cuts, right now. even as we negotiate a broader deficit reduction package. >> the president repeated in today's weekly radio address that he wants higher taxes for people making more than $250,000 a year. >>> a military analyst says the resignation of c.i.a. chief david patraeus because of an extra marital affair is not the end of the story. cbs news has learned the other woman is paula broadwell, she wrote a biography of patraeus. cbs 5 reporter linda yi on what patraeus faces next. >> reporter: it was just over a year ago, his wife by his side, that one of america's most decorated four star generals took the oath of office at c.i.a. director. today, he resigned in disgrace. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, patraeus said, after bei
CBS
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters to support proposition 3. hikes they say would stop more education cuts. they are targeting undecided voters. those who would make up their mind in the polling booth. >>> boy if you haven't mailed them by now you are getting really risky about that ballot. >> steve weir has talked to civics groups, about which propositions to support. it shows on voters ballots. >> if you look at our tally equipment you can see where people change their mind. not on candidates, on measures. >> all that eleventh
CW
Nov 18, 2012 10:00pm PST
new jersey since sandy. president obama visited friday. new jersey and new york were hit the hardest by hurricane sandy. >>> president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in myanmar a short time ago also known as burma. mr. obama says this trip is not an endorsement of the government there but an acknowledgement of the process the country has made moving towards democracy after decades of military rule. he will speak later to university students. >>> the bay area marks a grim anniversary today. on november 18th, 1978 four were killed at the jones people's temple in guyana. the killings were followed by a mass murder and suicide by 912 temple members. today as they have every year since the tragedy, family members of the victims attended a memorial service in oakland. as we'll mary, they were there not only to remember -- hear, they were there not only to remember but to protest. ♪ the heartache they bring ♪ >> reporter: this memorial service started with the covering of a memorial in this oakland cemetery, something this family calls the plaque of shame. >> it's
CW
Nov 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
president obama with an edge. but there are 83 electoral votes in 6 states that could go to either candidate that's why they are called swing states that's what makes this race so tight. it's in these of states where both candidates are focused this weekend. danielle nottingham shows why they are expecting victory >> reporter: stevie wonder added was in cincinnati ohio. the president followed by singing the praises of his supporters. >> i need you ohio. >> reporter: ohio is one of several battleground states both candidates visited sunday. >> if the president were to be re-elected -- it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: mitt romney also traveled to iowa and pennsylvania where he's cut into the president's lead. the election is so close the president even joined president bill clinton in new hampshire, which holds just 4 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win. both the romney and obama campaigns are predicting a victory on tuesday, but the polls show a very tight race with no clear favorite. polsters say if anyone has an edge it's the president because he needs fewer swing states to w
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 1:35am PST
ken bastida. the campaigning is over. it is now up to the voters. >> mitt romney and president obama held their last rallies about three hours ago. and the cbs 5 reporter tara tells us, the first results of the election are in. >> reporter: that's right. where the first votes have come in, it is a tie. a little disconverting to the folks who were afraid this race would turn out to be a tie. meantime, the candidates are working it right down to the very last minute. they're in the most competitive states today, knowing that every vote counts. and it really does. voters in new hampshire cast their ballots at midnight. and if their votes are any indication, tuesday could be a very long day. >> this has never happened before. we have a tie. five votes each. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney buzzed through battleground states monday on a final push for votes on the eve of election day. his stops included opening acts from bruce springsteen and jay- z. he told supporters romney's campaign is a greatest hits collection of failed policies. >> the top-down policies that caused the
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
from now. they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney is heading to ohio and pennsylvania for one more day on the campaign trail and we have live team coverage on local and national voting. bigad shaban is in chicago, president obama's home city. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, wisconsin, new hampshire and colorado. his tour ended with an emotional campaign speech in iowa. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
mallicoat. in his first press conference since his re-election president obama calls on compromise and focus to avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> he seems confident it can be done. >> we face a very clear deadline that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs, taxes, and deficits by the end of the year. both parties voted to set this deadline. and i believe that both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. >> the president says he will not agree to any budget deal that extends current tax rates for the wealthiest americans and says his stand on that issue was validated by voters. congressional republicans have said they are willing to include new tax revenue in a deficit reduction deal but they have been adamant that the tax rates themselves do not increase. >>> let's see how wall street is reacting to the news. not so good, down 124 points so far. >>> one of the key moments in the news conference came when the president took on republicans critical of his handling of the 9/11 attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the president strongl
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
, president obama defend rice saying she was acting on intelligence briefings she was given. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they have a problem with me. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell is testifying today. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed. the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she is scheduled to talk to lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> oil giant bp has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. $4.5billion for the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. 11 people were killed in an oil rig explosion and the resulting oil leak caused severe environmental damage. bp plans to plead guilty to obstruction for lying to congre
CBS
Nov 18, 2012 6:30pm PST
obama said that he has been in touch with various leaders in the region. >> we are actively working with all of the parties in the region to see if we can end those missiles being fired. without furtheres coalition of violence in the region. >> mr. barack obama add if the violence continues it will be hardtory get back to the two state solution. >>> the police are looking for suspects in the city's 2nd murder this year. a man in his 40s was shot to death last night in the 300 block of icy drive as he sat in the car with a woman of the police say the suspect's took her purse and ran in separate directions. and the second homicide since june. >>> the authorities are trying to identify a body pulled from the waters in san francisco bay. the u.s. coast guard found the body of a man near fort baker at 8:00 this morning and trying to see if his description matches any missing person's reports in the area. >>> checking some bay area headlines. another big step tomorrow for the warriors plans to build a 17,000 seat arena on the sap fran waterfront. in today's chronicle, two powerful labor u
CBS
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
president is holding their feet to the fire. >>> reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> campaign for his position i did it we understand it but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing for solutions. former tennessee governor told lawmakers everything needs to be on the table. >> i do think there's a broad recognition that it has to be both revenues and serious work on entitlements to make it happen. >> reporter: taxes are still the main sticking point. while president obama wants tax cuts to expire for the most wealthy americans, most ameri
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
still talking. >>> reporter: president obama dispatched his chief negotiator tim geithner to capitol hill to work on a "fiscal cliff" deal. house speaker john boehner came out of his meeting with the treasury secretary demanding the white house get serious about spending cuts. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. >> reporter: if a compromise isn't reached soon, automatic tax hikes and steep budget cuts will kick in january 1. geithner moved from one end of the capitol to the other encouraging lawmakers to sign off on an extension of middle class tax cuts now. democrats say their position is clear and they want a serious offer from republicans. >> the american people want us to avoid the "fiscal cliff" with a balanced approach. >> reporter: geithner is here in the halls of congress trying to clear some big hurdles with republicans. once a deal is closer president obama will take over the talks. so far independent senator joe lieberman is not encouraged. >> if we go over the cliff it's going to send the cou
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 1:35am PST
federal report released today. senator feinstein concludes that president obama's controversial plan to move detainees to the u.s. could work. she says 373 people, charged or convicted of terrorism, are already held in u.s. facilities without security problems. and the report says the defense department has room for more. >> guantanamo is a real stain on our country's image abroad. >> reporter: university of san francisco law professor peter is shooting a film project on the detention center. he's been to guantanamo and interviewed dozens of former inmates. he said moving the detainees stateside would make a difference. >> it could make the difference and maybe finally they will get a trial. >> i think americans would be on edge. >> reporter: but some people say the prospect of bringing terrorists to the u.s. pours salt into deep wounds of 9/11. >> the aftermath feels fresh, even though it's been years, and to have them, in essence, living on the same soil, it's just uncomfortable. >> reporter: the report says guantanamo bay detainees could be held in six facilities that are onl
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
obama with an edge but, there are 83 votes in six states that could go to earth candidate. that is why they are calling those the swing states and that is what makes this race tight. it is in the six states where both candidates are focused this weekend. daniel knottingham shows us why both parties are both predicting a win on tuesday. [music] >> reporter: mitt romney rallied supporters in cleveland, ohio, one of four battleground states the republican nominee is visiting sunday. >> if the president were to be reelected he would -- [booing] >> he would -- it is possible but not likely. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the race could come down to a single swing state. >> hello florida. >> they are hittinga as many as they can before election day. >> i need iowa! >> reporter: president barack obama took time to join president clinton in new hampshire that carries 4 of the votes needed to win. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: both the romney and barack obama campaigns are predicting a victory on tuesday. but the polls show a very tight race with no clear favorite. >> if any
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
president obama four more years and provided a learning opportunity for children in the bay area. what's a democrat, what's a republican? >> obama, romney! >> reporter: san mateo's saint gregory school has gone political. they held their own town hall meeting to get the inside scoop on all things presidential. >> i'm barack obama today. >> reporter: it's the real deal complete with signage, balloons, even a little romney gray hair. and at 300-plus question-happy electorate who weren't shy about grilling the candidates. >> what are you planning to do about the cuts in funding to schools and colleges? >> reporter: questions on education to healthcare, this political pair of 8th graders held their own and added a little personal touch. >> i would like to promote more school work to the kids not like adding homework but just doing more in the classroom. >> what is your plan for homeless people in america? >> if you give a man a fish, he can eat for a day. but if you teach a man to fishings he will be fed for a lifetime. >> i just think there is more learning when you take the time do
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
press" says it appears president obama has an edge toward the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it will likely come down to these six swing states represented by 83 electoral votes. here that talk about that susan mcginnis with a look at where the campaign trail leads on this election eve. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. those swing states are what this whole thing is about in these last final days. final day now of course ohio is really in the spotlight today. this is "the" last day, election eve, for these two candidates to get their message out, squeeze hands, attack one another, air those ads, because after today, it's all up to the voters. >>> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you have
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
. whatever the numbers show it will serve more as ammunition for both president obama and mitt romney in their final push before tuesday's big election. political experts say at this point, it's unlikely these numbers will sway voters. today's report will be from october. economists predict a slight gain in jobs from last month. the september report shows unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since the president took office. today both candidates are plunging into rapid campaign pace. president obama has three events in the battleground state of ohio, mitt romney has two. a lot of analysts say the buckeye state could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. >> today, because of the resilience of the american people, our businesses have created over 5 million new jobs. [ applause and cheers ] >> the american auto industry is back on top. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: yesterday the president got back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been sq
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
- election how president obama addressed the "fiscal cliff" crisis. >> and facing such a severe gas shortage, how drivers in new york city are being forced to follow an odd new rule. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, of the c-i-a. tonigh >>> and now at 6:30, he led military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan and became head of the cia. tonight, general david petraeus steps down after admitting to having an affair. petraeus called his behavior unacceptable as the leader of the spy agency. cbs reporter tara mergener in washington where the resignation has shocked the intelligence community as well as top political leaders. tara. >> reporter: indeed. good evening, allen. yes, petraeus' resignation absolutely came as a shock here in washington ending the long career of a well respected and very high-profile public servant. cia director david petraeus submitted a letter of resignation to president obama admitting he had an extramarital affair. the president accepted his resignation. petraeus who has been married for 37 years says he showed, quote, extremely poor judgment when he had the affair. petr
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 7:30am PST
expect in president obama's next term in office. the big question? can he break the gridlock in congress? the president's campaign advisor david axelrod, plus republican senator lindsey graham for face the nation, right here on cbs 5. >>> two people are dead, four others hospitalized after eating wild mushrooms in placer county. it happened at the gold villa elderly care home. on tuesday, a caregiver picked mushrooms on the property and used them to make soup. workers at a call center of the california poison control system say they have heard this type of story often, especially at this time of year. >> we get them almost every year, where people go out picking wild mushrooms and wind up picking these deadly mushrooms and wind up in the hospital, very sick, and intensive care, with a failing liver. >> now, there are some 5000 known species of mushrooms growing out there. but get this, only about 300 are known to be safe. a state department of social services is looking into that latest incident. >>> the san jose police department is now getting new help from neighbors who are s
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
>>> president obama marked veterans day at arlington national ceremony taking place in the wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown. after wards president obama noted there is the first veterans day there's no americans fighting in iraq. >>> in san jose, the 94th 94th annual veterans day parade, wednesday on market street yesterday. the event is considered one of the biggest in northern california. and we'd like to hear who you would like to thank this veterans day holiday. tell us who they are. send a picture to mornings @ cbsmornings.com. and you can comment on our twitter or facebook page. cate cauguiran sent this picture of her father. she said she's very proud of his service in the navy and all other vets across our nation. >> great shot. >> it is. >>> time now, it's 6:10. >> a fiery explosion in indianapolis levels a neighborhood. why it could take weeks to determine a cause. >>> and tension on the tracks, what set off a brawl between two star nascar drivers in phoenix. ,,,,,,,,,,[ elizabeth ] i like to drink orange juice or have lemon in my water... eat tomato sauce on my
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
fiasco of 2,000 but florida has declared obama. 29 more electoral votes for president obama. the difference was just 74,000 votes. that's less than 1 percentage point. >>> well, think of it ags one more reason to keep your accounts balanced. >> the district attorneys are renting out their stationary to these collection goons for a piece of the action. >> bounce a check and a letter could come your way. why consumer advocates say it's a bad deal. >> i heard this growl and i thought he was going to though me out of this chair i was sitting in. >> not an ordinary day in and palatials. a quake rattles their home. >>> high temperatures across the bay area today, average up to 11 degrees below normal. now, how low will it go tonight? the frosty pinpoint forecast as eyewitness news continues on cbs 5. the [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that'
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
, it doesn't change the outcome of the election, but president obama is the winner in florida. four days after the election, almost 100% of the votes have been counted. the florida secretary of state's office says the president has about 74,000 votes more than mitt romney. and that's about 50% of the florida vote. to romney's 49.1%. so that means the president won eight of the nine swing states. romney only took one. north carolina. the final electoral vote tally? 332 for president obama, 206 for romney. >>> well, now that the election is over, both the president and the republicans addressed the issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax increases that will be triggered if it's not resolved by the end of the year. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. that's how we did it when bill clinton was president and that's only way we can afford to invest in education and job training and manufacturing
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
them his assessments of the attack. >>> president obama plans to hold multiple meetings this week all dpeerd toward averting the so-called fiscal cliff. mr. obama hoping to build con consensus to avoid automatic tak increases and spending -- automatic tax increases and spending cuts. he will meet this week with labor and business leaders. >>> the veterans affairs secretary wants to not only reduce the number of homeless vets but cut it to zero. >> reporter: this is the first housing for homeless vets in san francisco in the past 12 years. today, was more of and informal opening. they're going to wait to have the grand opening later on but today they wanted to be able to commemorate the vets. this downtown building will soon be home to 75 disabled veterans. >> this gives them a safe place to be even if they're in a shelter or in emergency housing, they're very vulnerable to predators, they're vulnerable to you name it. >> reporter: the group partnered with federal, state agents and the city of san francisco to gather the $30 million to renovate the building into veterans commons. >
CBS
Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
help both sides. the obama administration says it will ask congress to increase funding for israel's defense system that helped intercept 80% of hamas rockets. and american tax dollars also provide assistance to the u.n. organizations that support the palestinians. with egypt as mediator, both sides are trying to negotiate a more permanent agreement. israel wants to end weapons smuggling at the gaza. hamas wants to end a five-year border blockade. >>> thanksgiving warning turned into a nightmare for hundreds of people caught up in a major pileup in texas. more than 140 cars and trucks lay twisted and broken. the huge crash happened as holiday travelers tried to navigate through dense fog. drivers could do little to get out of the way. >> i just grabbed my kids, pulled them out of the car and ran. that's all i could do. >> at least two people died and more than 80 were hurt, several critically. and rescue crews credit many drivers for helping each others while first responders were overwhelmed. >>> police in berkeley are hoping you can help smoke out a cigarette thief. he's s
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
undecided voters. >>> reporter: armed with the latest jobs numbers, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we have made real progress. but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 jobs in october. but with more americans looking for work, the unemployment rate moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin, he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. >> no. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> reporter: in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. >> reporter: ohio could decide who wins the white house. not only are the candidates spending a lot of time there in these closing days. they're bombarding voters with fresh tv ads. >> who will do more for the auto industry? >> reporter: mitt romney is airing a new commercial in ohio saying workers in chin
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
president obama personally thank the men and women who help get him elected and reelected, he teared up. >> what you guys have done... i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and... and when you... [ñapplauseñ] >> that was the president thanking his campaign staff in chicago yesterday before heading back to washington. >>> they're plastic guns that fire real bullets. how 3-d printers can make homemade weapons that are completely legal. >>> and what parents can do to keep their kids from developing a peanut allergy. >> 30, 35 minutes away, but today we were about an hour and a half. >> shopping event of the year and it was total madness. the chain reaction on a bay area freeway. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, p
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Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
. president obama is sending his secretary of state hillary clinton to the region. and danielle nottingham is standing by in washington, d.c. to tell us who the secretary will be meeting with later today. danielle. >> reporter: frank, secretary clinton will be meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and then tomorrow she is supposed to sit down with egypt's president. and it's really important for secretary clinton to do her best to try to broker some kind of peace deal along with the rest of the international community. they are very concerned about the violence spilling into other areas of the region and we know right now it's very volatile there not only in what's happening in israel and in gaza but also in syria and egypt and in lebanon, frank. >> now, the u.s. government has a strong stand against hamas. so who will meet with the hamas leaders to broker the peace deal? >> reporter: that's egypt's president right now. mohamed morsi has been meeting with hamas. of course, the united states won't sit down with hamas leaders because they have not renounced terror
CBS
Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
least two dozen workers were hurt. >>> president obama and mitt romney plan to break bread tomorrow. they are going to meet for lunch. it will be their first get- together since their last debate. mr. obama said that there are aspects of governor romney's record that he believes to be helpful. >> the president noted that governor romney did a terrific job running the olympics and that skill set lend itself to ideas that can make the federal government work better which is a passion of the president's. >> it will be a private lunch tomorrow with just the two men in the room. >>> the country is about a month away from tumble over the "fiscal cliff" but in washington signs of movement among lawmakers. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the president is holding their feet to the fire. >> reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
iowa so we can win the white house and take back america! >> well, it's almost over. president obama and mitt romney are making one final push as this is the final day of campaigning before the big election tomorrow. here's susan mcginnis with a look at where the campaign trail leads on this election eve. she joins us live from washington, d.c. i imagine you're ready to have it finished. >> reporter: don't we wish it could all go on forever? the ads and the rallies? alas, this is the last chance they will have to crisscross the swing states trying to get last-minute undecided voters. >>> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing state
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
this season is joy to all. first lady michelle obama invited military families today for a tour of those decorations. >> with that the rockefeller center christmas tree in new york city is all lit up. the 80-foot norway spruce came from new jersey and it was decorated with more than 30,000 multicolored lights. it's such a beautiful sight. >> have you been there before? yeah. >>> i have never seen the tree. >> gorgeous. >>> this would have been nice. a powerball dream come true. two tickets were picked all the right numbers in the biggest jackpot ever. ticketholders will split $588 million. 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and a power number of 6 were the numbers. one winner is in arizona, one in missouri. the odds of winning last night's jackpot one in 175 million. you're more likely to be elected president or hitting two consecutive holes in one. probably both at the same time. [ laughter ] >> no kidding. >>> the jackpot triggered a ticket buying spree but not here in california. the lottery commission is meeting trying to hammer that would allow the golden state join the big party. the 42 state
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau frederick humphries. he is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting harassing e- mails from broadwell. >>> in "your world this morning," three
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama defends the u.n. ambassador to the u.n. he says he has determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. >>> the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal has had her security removed. she had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> three people are reportedly dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack comes after israel l a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. it began after previously rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> two women home alone in marin county managed to fight off an armed prowler. officers say the suspect may have stab wounds in his chest. according to police, he broke into a san rafael apartment tuesday ni
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
california voters. >>> president obama hopes to generate support for his plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" during an appearance today at a pennsylvania toy factory. on capitol hill, treasury secretary timothy geithner pitched the president's plan to congress yesterday. it includes 1.6 trillion in new tax revenue and $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs but it doesn't look like geithner's visit did much good. >> the democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts. >> we are waiting for some specifics, somewhere, from our republican colleagues to show that they are serious on negotiations. >> if a compromise is not reached by year's end, automatic tax hikes and across- the-board budget cuts would take effect. >>> 6:09 on your friday now. the car of the year is going up in price. plus, could this be the mystery multimillionaire? take a look. new video of the possible winner of the record powerball jackpot. >> and a messy morning out there. we're on the stormwatch as we go to break with a look at our hi-def doppler all covered in green and yellow. an update on the sto
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
>>> four more years. president obama wins a second term. we're live at the victory party in chicago. >> we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states the best is yet to come. >>> in california the governor sticks his neck out begging for a tax like. >> will his gamble pay off? >>> high stake votes on the death penalties, genetic modified foods, and more. >> what a night for the president. just 18 minutes after polls closed in california, cbs news projected that he would be reelected to a second term. the crowd went wild at his campaign headquarters in chicago. the president first thanked his supporters on twitter saying "we are all in this together. that's how we campaigned." and just before 10:00 mitt romney called the president to concede. he thanked his runningmate paul ryan calling him the best choice he has ever made after his wife ann, of course, and he said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country. >> the president won with 303 electoral votes. the president needed only 270. it all came down t
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Nov 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
year president obama passed legislation that would pan several synthetic drugs including synthetic marijuana and halucinogens. the law covers many of the drugs but not all of them. >> there's so many out there it's hard to keep track of everything. they're loosely regulated in california. as long as it's not a controlled substance by federal law. and they say it's not for human consumption they can sell it here in the united states. >> he promised me one time that he would never do drugs. he thought smoking was bad. >> two men have been charged with manslaughter in the death of alejandro ovula. but she's not looking for justice for her son. >> i don't blame anybody. i don't. he made that choice. >> these drugs aren't anything new. in fact the chemical compounds were developed right here in the bay area by chemist alexander. they've been re branded to look different. >> you never know what it is. >> right. it's important to be educated. it's important that parents know these things are out there. >> thank you liz. >> we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, . >> weather time. 24 hour
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Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
but president obama says we could avoid the fiscal cliff. i'm michelle griego. >> and the president addressed the nation, and quick action to keep all american taxes from going up on new year's day. >> cbs5 reporter cate cauguiran watched the address and is breaks it down. >> what does it really mean for everyone in california. >> reporter: there is a new report that shows the bay area's job market could grow faster than the state of california and the nation over the next two years, but our economic growth could go downhill with this looming fiscal cliff. >> right now, if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit reduction package by the end of the year, everybody's taxes will automatically go up on january 1 january 1st. everybody's. >> reporter: just hours ago the president warned lawmakers the deadline is approaching. economists say the fiscal cliff could throw the economy back into a recession. both republicans and democrats emphasize compromise. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. this is his moment to engage the congress and work towards a
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
-tracking negotiations and it appears a compromise is on the horizon. president obama sat down with congressional leaders today to hammer out a plan. this is the same group that has tried and failed to reach a deal in the past. but this time, both sides appear willing to work together. >> we want to have savings on everything that we do. also, we need revenue. we need savings. we need growth. >> to show our seriousness, we put revenue on the table, as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> the clock is ticking. lawmakers need to reach a deal with the president by january 1st in order to avoid tax increases and deep spending cuts. treasury secretary says he's confident they will have a deal in a matter of weeks. >>> right now, it is saturday morning, just after 9 a.m. in gaza. and israel has stepped up its air assault. a few hours ago, war planes bombed hamas government and security compounds. israel is sending more reservists to the border and everyone is waiting for israel troops to invade. hamas is launching even more rockets into israel, even longer-range rocke
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
press shows president barack obama with an edge but there are 83 votes in six states that could go to earth candidate. they are the so-called swing states. it is in these six states where they are focused this weekend ark long with the runningmates and their wives. both campaigns realizing it will be close. danielle knotting ham with the spreupt -- knottingham with the sprint. >> reporter: stevie wonder ... [cheers and applause] >> reporter: the president followed by singing the praises of his supporters. >> i need you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is just one of several battleground states both candidates visited on sunday. >> if the president were to be ree electricked he would -- [booing] -- it is possible but not likely. [ laughter ] >> mitt romney traveled to iowa and pennsylvania where he is cutting into the president's lead. the election is so close that the president even joined president bill clinton in new hampshire which holds just four of the 270 electoral votes to win. >> reporter: both are predicting a win but the polls show a tight race with no clear favorite. >> reporter: p
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
is now moving troops near the border and has not ruled out a ground assault in gaza. president obama is warning israel that a further escalation may derail peace talks and a two-state solution. while traveling in asia the president also made clear that he will not second-guess the strategy of one of america's allies. >> there is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> reporter: egyptian diplomats are trying to broker a cease- fire. both israel and hamas are reportedly presenting egypt with their demands. what one official said, an immediate end to the deadly rocket attacks does not seem likely. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> victims of superstorm sandy have certainly not been forgotten. donations continue to pour in to the american red cross raising more than $140 million thus far. the relief agency is currently operating 472 shelters it more than 10 states. they have delivered millions of millions and relief items. >>> bay area air quality officials are getting an update of repairs on chevron's r
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
the "fiscal cliff" deadline, president obama sent his treasury secretary to capitol hill to negotiate with congressional leaders and it didn't appear to go well. >> i got to tell you, i'm disappointed in where we are and disappointed in what's happened over the last couple of weeks. but going over the "fiscal cliff" is serious business. and i'm here seriously trying to resolve it. i would hope the white house would get serious, as well. >> house speaker john boehner came out of the meeting declaring himself disappointed with the white house's proposals. he says democrats have failed to offer a specific plan for cutting spending. and sources who have been in on the talks for months say even though in public the deal seems like it won't happen, in private it is starting to take shape. here's some of the details they have given politico.com. taxes will go up about $1.2 trillion, entitlement programs mainly medicare will be cut by no less than $400 billion. there will be at least $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and war cuts. >>> another point in the "fiscal cliff" discussion unemployment a
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Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm PST
president obama called and urged him to give it a chance. earlier wednesday, an explosion tore through a bus in a busy section of tel aviv. emergency crews rushed to the scene to treat the injured. hamas has not claimed responsibility but praised the attack. today the white house called the bus bomb in tel aviv a terrorist attack and reaffirmed the u.s. commitment to israel's security. during the fighting, hamas fired more than 1,000 rockets into israel and israel launched more than 1500 attacks including air strikes killing more than 140 people in gaza. the white house says the president called egypt's president and netanyahu to commend them for working together. under the cease-fire agreement, hamas has agreed not to fire rockets into israel and israel agreed to end its policy of assassinating top militant leaders. danielle nottingham, back to you. >> thank you. >>> a massive clean-up is under way at ocean beach in san francisco right now. a large section of the beach may have been contaminated with raw sewage. around 1 a.m., crews discovered a manhole cover at the great highway at b
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
185 points. the nasdaq lost 37. the s&p 500 slipped 19. >>> president obama spoke for the first time on the sex scandal that rocked the cia. the president would not say whether it was appropriate that he was kept in the dark about the investigation of david petraeus. petreaus resigned as head of the cia last friday after the fbi uncovered evidence he had an affair with his biographer. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> the scandal is now threatening the future of general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. the pentagon is looking into his email communications with jill kelley, the florida socialite whose complaints uncovered the petraeus affair. >>> if you are walking around flashing a pricy smartphone, get ready for a wake-up call. gadgets thefts are spiking all over the bay area. cbs 5 reporter da lin explains the problem isn't just the thieves. it's also us. >> reporter: a trip on lakeshore avenue in oakland or any bay area city you'll see plenty of ey
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
caused billions of dollars in damage. today president obama got a firsthand look at the destruction. power conditions are still struggling to get power back on in 13 states two days after sandy tore through the region. cbs reporter alison harmelin is in new jersey where the president promises federal help. >> reporter: good evening. it is nighttime here now but earlier today, it was actually sunny and beautiful here at the jersey shore, which only made it so much more abundantly clear that the devastation to this area is absolutely everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. the massive storm surge came up from the ocean and brought the beach into the streets of atlantic city partially burying this c
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
you coming up. >>> president obama won most of the swing states last night for a convention victory in the electoral vote count. the winner has been named in all states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. mr. obama has a 50 to 48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a h
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
. president obama and mitt romney will be in the battleground state of ohio. political analysts say this could be the state to decide the electoral vote. again, this report is the last one to come out before election day. one that each candidate will definitely use for their advantage. while experts don't believe it will have a big impact on swing voters, we don't know if it will affect the stock market. >> thank you. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the 10 states devastated by superstorm sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences to talk about what's being accomplished. a
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> president obama accepts another term and once again promises america change. good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. as the president wins another four years in the white house, wall street is reacting not in a good way either. the dow is tanking today. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now and is it all politics or is business at play as well, jason? >> reporter: we have a number of issues sinking the stock market today. it's one of the worst days for the market in 2012. there are election issues at play, as well. we have sectors that are under pressure from regulatory concerns, namely financial, also energy. but then i have healthcare sector doing well since romney won't be able to invalidate obamacare. there is the looming fiscal crisis and the partisanship that's prevailing up until this election, worries that congress and the white house won't be able to solve that looming fiscal crisis. but another big issue really sinking the market today is europe. we have a downgrade from the european union on growt
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Nov 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
negotiations are under way. president barack obama says avoiding a ground assault is preferrable but israel has a right to defend itself. >> there is no country on earth that would tolerate this. >> reporter: officials say they will end attacks on gaza if hamas agrees to stop launching rockets into israel but warning sirens continue to go off across israel. the israeli military says the iron domed defense system is stprepting dozens of missiles including several headed towards tel aviv on sunday. but missiles hit buildings in the south. hamas says it will not back down until israel agrees to open up gaza's boarders. >> president barack obama was in thailand today. the first of a four-day stop. he offered a toast to the long alliance. >> your diggity, your resilience, your friendship, your warmth. that is the foundation of our alliance. it is why you were the first asian nation to reach out to america after we won our independence. it is why in asia, to this day, we can say, thailand is our oldest friend. >> president barack obama and secretary of state, clinton, have four more days in the t
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
california, polls will open in one hour. and they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney plans one more day on the campaign trail. he is going to two states later today and now that he has already voted in belmont. >> more on governor romney's campaign in just a minute but first, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the
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